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About 90 cases of war-related sexual violence documented in Ukraine

Jan 14, 2023

The UN continues to record serious human rights violations during the war launched by Russia against Ukraine.


This was announced by UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo on January 13 at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine, which was broadcast on YouTube by Suspilne.

"About 90 cases of war-related sexual violence have been documented. In particular, as a means of torture. There was also sexual violence in the form of rape, including gang rape, in the territories controlled by Russia. The perpetrators must be held accountable," said DiCarlo.

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale military aggression, prosecutors have recorded 154 cases of conflict-related sexual violence, the Office of the Prosecutor General reported in December 2022.

Russian commanders knew about the facts of the rape of Ukrainian women in the occupied territories by their soldiers and encouraged it, according to The New York Times, published on January 5, 2023.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 14/01/2023

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